July 25, 2021 10:05 pm
The strong public perception is that these draconian actions have been initiated against these two media companies selectively to punish them for public-spirited reporting on the Covid-19 pandemic, he said in a letter to FinMin Nirmala Sitharaman.
July 25, 2021 6:55 am
The department did not name Dainik Bhaskar but officials in the Central Board of Direct Taxes confirmed the details related to the DB Group in the statement which referred to a "Rs 6,000-crore prominent group" with interests in media, real estate, textiles and power.
July 25, 2021 7:59 am
Tavleen Singh writes: Income Tax raids on Dainik Bhaskar is being seen by everyone for what it really is, which is yet another sign that Indian democracy is becoming more illiberal by the day.
July 24, 2021 9:48 pm
The Central Board of Direct Taxes said that the searches that were launched on July 22 in nine cities like Bhopal, Indore, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Noida and some others are "continuing and further investigations are in progress".
July 24, 2021 7:38 am
In its bid to intimidate, the government’s strong-arm crackdown betrays insecurity and nervousness
July 24, 2021 9:40 am
Dainik Bhaskar had carried multiple critical reports on the government’s handling of the pandemic. The Editors Guild said it “brought to fore the gross mismanagement by government authorities and the immense loss of human lives”.
July 23, 2021 5:51 am
Countering the allegations, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said there is no interference in the functioning of government agencies.
July 22, 2021 8:58 pm
Responding to a query on the opposition Congress' charge that the raids were intended to throttle the voice of democracy, Thakur stated that "one should take complete information and in its absence sometimes many issues come up that are far from the truth..."
July 22, 2021 6:17 pm
The Income Tax raids against Dainik Bhaskar and Bharat Samachar are an attempt to intimidate the media. Their message is clear – those who speak out against the BJP government will not be spared said Kejriwal
July 23, 2021 7:42 am
In a message posted on its website, Dainik Bhaskar said the government raids have come against it as it put out the "true picture of the government's inefficiency before the country during the second wave of Covid-19."